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Top daily fantasy football wide receiver plays for Week 6

With Week 6 of the NFL season upon us, we take a look at some of the best wide receiver values to be found on FanDuel and some players worth fading.

Tennessee Titans v Miami Dolphins Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Welcome to Week 6 of the Daily Fantasy season. Pricing has stabilized as trends have emerged but there are still bargains to be found and even some higher-priced options that will go under-owned and can make a difference in your lineups. This article looks at some of the projected lesser-owned plays at wide receiver who could provide huge boosts to your tournament lineups, as well as some trap plays to avoid.


Jarvis Landry $6,900 (Miami Dolphins vs. Pittsburgh Steelers)

The wheels fell off the Dolphins offense last week, and no one felt the impact more than Jarvis Landry. After getting double-digit targets in each of Miami’s first four games, Landry was thrown to just three times against the Titans for his worst game of the season, by far. His past two games have been sub-par after carving up the Browns and Patriots the previous two weeks. Normally, you wouldn’t call the Steelers a get-well defense, but they are ranked 25th in pass defense thus far and in a game where the Dolphins are going to have to throw to keep up with Ben, Bell and Brown, Landry should be extremely busy. Brandon Marshall put up an 8-114-1 line last week on 15 targets. At a bargain-price of $6,900, it’s not hard to see a similar output for Landry.

Jeremy Maclin $6,900 (Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders)

It’s been a quiet season thus far for Jeremy Maclin, and his price has dropped accordingly. The Chiefs’ offense just hasn’t gotten on track like we’ve seen in recent years. Maybe the return of Jamaal Charles to an expanded role will be the thing that frees up all aspects of the offense. Maybe facing the league’s worst pass defense will help, too. Maclin, like Landry, is way underpriced for his ability and potential. This is a great week to buy low and load up elsewhere.

Mike Wallace $6,400 (Baltimore Ravens at New York Giants)

Wallace has had an interesting start to his season. The first three weeks, he didn’t see more than six targets in any one game, but he had three touchdown receptions to show for it. The past two weeks, he had 21 targets combined, but no touchdowns. Maybe this week, with Steve Smith Jr. likely out with an ankle injury, Wallace will put it all together for a monster game. There’s no reason to think the targets will decrease. It’s just a matter of what Wallace does with them. At $6,400, it might be worth finding out.

Sammie Coates $6,400 (Steelers at Dolphins)

Of course, the best wide receiver on the planet is AB. But C is for Coates, and the rookie is making a name for himself in this passing attack. Although he still needs to work through a case of the dropsies, Coates is becoming the deep-play threat that Martavis Bryant used to be alongside Brown. Coates went off for 6-139-2 last week, and despite an injured hand, he is more than capable of a repeat performance against the reeling Dolphins.

Cameron Meredith $5,400 (Chicago Bears vs. Jacksonville Jaguars)

Kevin White was expected to be the Sammie Coates of the Bears, the guy Jay Cutler turned to when defenses locked in on Alshon Jeffery. Now Cutler and White and enjoying the sidelines together because of injuries and Meredith has stepped in and made an immediate impact. Meredith went off last week against the Colts with a 9-130-1 line and in a game that should feature plenty of offense, Meredith is in line for a repeat performance. His price has not caught up to his potential, making him the top value play of the week.


Jeremy Kerley $5,800 (San Francisco 49ers at Buffalo Bills)

Between the expected gusty winds in Buffalo and the uncertainty of how the 49ers offense will perform with Colin Kaepernick under center, it is hard to trust any of the San Francisco receivers this week. Kerley was solid with Blaine Gabbert, but those days are over for now. Even at his discount price, Kerley is too risky until we see what kind of chemistry he has with his new QB.

Dez Bryant $7,600 (Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers)

Bryant remains a game-time decision, and game-time for FanDuel players is 4:25 p.m. ET. That is well after lock and not worth the potential zero if the Cowboys decide late to keep him out until their Week 7 bye, which would be the smart move.